Eccentric Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez makes rude gesture with the Golden Glove award after being presented with the trophy for the World Cup’s best gloveman after their final triumph
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez shocked fans watching the World Cup final as he made a lewd gesture after receiving the Golden Glove award following his star showing in their victory.
Argentina triumphed over France, winning penalties after a dramatic 3-3 draw.
Martinez made a huge save in the final moments of extra-time to take the game to spot-kicks and then proceeded to make the difference in the shootout.
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Shocked fans, Emiliano Martinez made a left gesture after receiving the Golden Glove
After the game he was presented with the Golden Glove, a trophy handed out to the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets.
And he proceeded to hold it in front of his groin and make a rude gesture as he made his way back to join his team-mates.
‘Emi Martinez is a very positive guy and told his team-mates he was going to save some penalties,’ revealed Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni.
BBC Sport’s pundits at the game were all in agreement too that Martinez’s antics played a huge part in the victory.
‘There is no doubt he had a massive impact mentally in the shootout,’ said former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas
Martinez made two huge saves, one in extra-time and one in the penalty shootout